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Last Rights : The Struggle Over The Right To Die - Sue Woodman

Last Rights

The Struggle Over The Right To Die

Paperback Published: 1st February 2001
ISBN: 9780738203508
Number Of Pages: 240

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Last Rights is a compassionate, comprehensive, up-to-the-minute examination of the right-to-die movement in America and the medical, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding euthanasia. The stories behind the headlines are revealed - both (in)famous and lesser known - through stirring personal testimonies. Airing the views of activists and opponents, Sue Woodman considers the complex questions that will continue to engage us for as long as we live and die. In the end, we are left with this question: Could the right to die be humankind's ultimate civil rights struggle?

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. vii
Introductionp. xi
The Twentieth-Century Battle Over Deathp. 1
The Anguish of a Difficult Deathp. 7
Death with Dignity the Hope of a Movementp. 19
The Right to Diep. 25
Foreign Rights a World-View of Deathp. 43
Dr. Death Dispensing Mercy or Murder?p. 59
The Leading Activists and Their Obsessive Questp. 83
The Rank and Filep. 99
The Medical Establishment a Fortress Dividedp. 117
Rational Suicidep. 139
Suspicion and Fear from the Vulnerablep. 153
Religion and Ethics Who Cares for the Soul?p. 167
The Devil is in the Details Navigating the Nightmare Casesp. 181
Postscriptp. 195
Bibliographyp. 201
Acknowledgmentsp. 207
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780738203508
ISBN-10: 0738203505
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st February 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.22  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1